MEDITATION: Believing that mediation requires an hour of silence in a zen-like atmosphere is a common misconception. A mere THREE MINUTES! of stillness and focused breathing has proven to quell anxiety, ease depression and ignite a positive mental state. Anywhere, anytime – one can “meditate”. 2. LAUGHTER: Let it be thy medicine. Why? Well, firstContinue reading “8 SIMPLE SELF-CARE TOOLS”
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Life Lessons From A Remote Medical Professional
I recently returned home from a month-long Wilderness First Responder and Emergency Medical Technician course in Leavenworth, Washington. The course content was invaluable, but the icing on the cake was the people I interacted with daily. Having served in the military I have crossed paths with many folks who dedicate their lives to the serviceContinue reading “Life Lessons From A Remote Medical Professional”
Adrenaline, (aka adrenalin or epinephrine), is a hormone, neurotransmitter, and in modern day – a medication. Epinephrine is normally produced by both the adrenal glands and certain neurons. Specifically it is secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands. It plays an important role in our body’s fight-or-flight response by increasing blood flow to muscles,Continue reading “ADRENALINE”
Often we forget that sometimes our best medicine is sitting right in our kitchen, not in our medicine cabinet! The highlight of this post is the fresh herb, cilantro, and its related health benefits. Scroll to the bottom if you’d like a tasty recipe to try out! What is it? You have most likely alreadyContinue reading “CILANTRO 101!!”
BAOBAB, MANGOSTEEN AND SAVORY CINNAMON!
Today I wanted to give you a dose of food as medicine. Enjoy! Let’s explore these three superfoods and their benefits: BAOBAB: The “upside down” Baobab Tree found across sub-Saharan Africa produces a melon like fruit with legendary healing properties. This fruit contains 6X more Vitamin C than oranges, 2X as much calcium than aContinue reading “BAOBAB, MANGOSTEEN AND SAVORY CINNAMON!”
DIRTY DOZEN – ORGANIC OR BUST!
Last week the EWG (Environmental Working Group) published it’s 2018 Dirty Dozen list. According to the working group’s tests, the 12 fruits and veggies on the list below contain the highest amount of pesticides. WHY SHOULD WE CARE? While opting out of “organic” may save you a few buckaroos, when it comes to the dirtyContinue reading “DIRTY DOZEN – ORGANIC OR BUST!”
TOP 7 ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS
WHY SHOULD WE BOTHER REDUCING CHRONIC INFLAMMATION? “constant or out-of-control inflammation in the body leads to ill health, and eating to avoid constant inflammation promotes better health and can ward off disease”, says Russell Greenfield, MD, a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a private-practice physician.Continue reading “TOP 7 ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS”
PREVENT OR GET OUT OF NECK PAIN FOR GOOD!
Listen to this short audio recording to learn WHY EXERCISE IS SO IMPORTANT FOR NECK PAIN: In short, you will hear that when our neck and upper back muscles become weakened, our head leans forward. This misalignment puts a ton of strain on our cervical spine which results in neck pain. I have providedContinue reading “PREVENT OR GET OUT OF NECK PAIN FOR GOOD!”
Weight Loss: Is timing everything?
For millions of years our genes have been reacting according to our patterns of behavior. If we keep this in mind when looking at our bodies tendency to store or use fat as as energy, it makes weight loss quite simple. Let’s say you walk 10 minutes after a meal as opposed to before aContinue reading “Weight Loss: Is timing everything?”
FIVE MINUTES DAY KEEPS THE BACK PAIN AWAY!
Having been in the fitness industry for ten years, I can say from experience that one of the major roadblocks which impedes client’s progress is the “I don’t have enough time in the day for exercise” statement. As a firm believer in the idea that even 5 minutes (of intentional movement) a day will keepContinue reading “FIVE MINUTES DAY KEEPS THE BACK PAIN AWAY!”